Our customer is a leading manufacturer and supplier of pitched roof products, including both roof tiles and roofing components in Europe, parts of Asia and South Africa.
The company counts over 7,300 employees in total on 116 locations all over the world. Its expertise in manufacturing pitched roof products covers all steps of the manufacturing process.
With locations in Germany and the UK, the customer’s Technical Centre provides technical expertise to the whole group. Its experts in product and process development, material science, roof physics and systems validation, are key to the group’s sustainable innovation and commercial success.
To support the Head of Clay Engineering & Energy, we are currently looking for a Clay Engineering & Energy Expert who will take over the responsibility of the Head of Clay Engineering & Energy after a period of approximately two years.

Head of Clay Engineering & Group Energy Expert

Location: Rhine-Main-Area or one of the company’s locations worldwide

Your future role:

In this challenging position, you will be in regular interaction with the Clay Tile Plants, mainly in Western and Southern Europe. You will be a key member of the Clay Engineering department. For your initial training and introduction, you will be based in Germany, however the role allows flexibility of working from somewhere in Europe and will include travel, particularly to the UK where part of the team is located. You will be responsible for the technical development of Clay manufacturing equipment as well as the manufacturing process.

Your special knowledge in the field of processes will be required in respect of energy demand and the support of energy saving projects from concept to implementation. Your responsibilities will include consulting with local technology teams and Plant Managers and the regional Industrial Directors as well as the development of concepts, analytical thinking and problem solving. Based on your material knowledge and your extended process know-how you will bring technical projects forward and to a successful end.
Your international responsibility as a technical coordinator includes Western, Southern and Northern Europe.
You will report directly to the current Head of Clay Engineering & Group Energy Expert at the company’s Technical Center who is responsible for the technological process worldwide, with a view to take over this position in the near future.

Job requirements:

For this interesting position, we are looking for a candidate who has a higher university degree in a ceramic discipline or as an engineer with a minimum of ten to fifteen years of comprehensive technical expertise of ceramic manufacturing processes. Based on your excellent leadership and communication skills you will be a competent leader to your team and across different cultures. This role requires a good standard of verbal and written English, other European languages – in particular German - are regarded as an advantage.

On the one hand, you stand out by a certain hands-on mentality. On the other hand, you should be able to communicate on all hierarchical level and be capable of convincing and motivating people. You should have a very pro-active character and be good at working self-dependently.
Furthermore, you are a team player and prepared to get involved with other cultures and people with different backgrounds.

Our client offers:

We offer you excellent career opportunities in a stable and sustainable environment. You will have the possibility to influence the company’s product development and play a key role in the further development of the worldwide acceptance of the company’s products and systems. In addition, as a further career move, you will have the opportunity to develop your potential as a successor to the Head of Clay Engineering.
If you fulfill these criteria and are ready for a challenge, please submit your application online.
Your consultant, Kerstin Mader, kerstin.mader@ks-recruiting.de, will contact you promptly upon receipt.
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